Sully got left out last night

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by featherfooted, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Sully, My 12 week old Sultan bantam, got left outside last night in the winter storm. I really feel like a BAD Mom. [​IMG] When we went to close the coop doors last night it was dark and even though I had a flashlight I missed him/her being out. I have them in the back run to the coop which is attached to it's own part of the coop. All the other 12 week olds were inside huddled in a group so I just thought he was under the huddle. I had looked in the run, but missed him. I feel so bad he looked so miserable this morning. [​IMG] I picked him up and cuddled him. He had ice on his foot feathers and was a little damp. I put him back in the brooder with the heat light on. I hope he will be ok.

  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

    Apr 19, 2009
    A little over a week ago my husband accidentally left 19 7 week olds outside. In Michigan during a January thaw, which means drizzly, cold rain and ice and low 30 temperatures. Nineteen of them! I have no idea how he missed them. [​IMG] Anyway, there were a couple that were awfully wet and sad looking in the morning when I found them. I put them back in the brooder with the younger chicks and the heat lamps, just as you have and they were fine by afternoon. I bet your little guy will turn right around too. [​IMG]
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    Hope he is still doing good.
  4. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2010
    Brevard County, Florida
    I`m sending some "warm cuddles" your way for little Sully! Hope he`s doing good and perking up! Bet ya he`s gonna want some treats now! :)

  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Hope he's okay. [​IMG]

    I have a hen that's been fighting egg peritonitis and she tried to stay out last night. I was on my hands and knees in the snow trying to get her out from under the coop. Finally managed to do it with a broomstick.
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Aw - [​IMG] Poor chicken! Do you have a picture of Sully? I have two Sultan Bantams and two SultanXSilkieXBlue JG mixes - Nobody has Sultans anymore! [​IMG]
  7. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I don't have a picture of Sully, but I'll try to get one when the weather clears. I'm hopeing that he didn't get frostbite on his feet. He was walking a little funny this morning.

  8. CaitlynNichols

    CaitlynNichols Songster

    Mar 29, 2010
    Newfields, NH
    This past fall we were closing up our girls for the night and counted them all to be sure we had all of them. We have about 20 in total and that night we must have miscounted them because the next morning when we went to go let them out we noticed we had one girl in the outside coop huddled in the corner. I felt so bad for the poor girl! She turned out to be fine but a bit stunned to be locked out.

    Feel better Sully![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  9. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    In the summer I accsidently left my EE out... =3 In the morning I found her huddled in a corner D= But she's fine, yours will be too [​IMG] CHICKENS CAN STAND ANYTHING!

  10. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Quote:except for an owl, cocidiosis, avan influenza, mereks, coyotes, inernal egglaying, an axe, a car, ect! they are definatly NOT invincable!!! [​IMG]

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